Nikki McCaslin

Teaching and Learning Librarian

Teaching and Learning Department

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Role in the Library

Nikki is an Associate Professor, Clinical Teaching Track and a Teaching and Learning Librarian.  She conducts research assistance and library instructions in a variety of disciplines. With many years of experience as the Literature, Languages and Film Studies Bibliographer, she is a subject specialist for those areas. She develops digital tutorials, modules and guides and additional duties include outreach and special projects, such as Poetry Month and Shakespeare's Birthday events.

More About

Nikki has been an academic librarian at Auraria for over 35 years. Her research interests include literature, history and adoption.

Professional Affiliations and Service

American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

            ACRL Teaching Methods Committee, Secretary 2021-2022 (

 Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) (

University of Colorado Faculty Council Women Committee, member 2017-2022 


National History Day, state judge (


M.A. Librarianship and Information Management, University of Denver (1984)

M.A. English Literature, University of Colorado Denver (1998)

Select Publications

McCaslin, Nikki with Richard  Uhrlaub and Marilyn Grotzky.  Finding Our Place:  100 Memorable Adoptees, Fostered Persons, and Orphanage Alumni.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood Press (ABC-Clio), January 2010.

Uhrlaub, Richard and Nikki McCaslin.  “Law and Language:  Adversarial Culture in Adoption and Mothering.” in Adoption and Mothering.  Dr. Francis Latchford, York University, Ed.  Toronto, Ontario:  Demeter Press, Fall 2012.

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